U.S. Patent & Trademark Office formally published two patent applications relating to the Anthony Nak, Inc.’s signature jewelry designs, which feature stones encased in chains or rings.
The patent applications cover certain aspects of Anthony Nak’s jewelry designs, including but not limited to the attachment of rings, chains or netting to the stone, as well as the method of making such jewelry, said designers and company co-founders Anthony Camargo and Nak Armstrong in a statement.
Under U.S. patent law, the published applications provide provisional rights that allow the company, upon the issuance of the patents, to collect reasonable royalties for any patent infringement that occurs after the publication of the applications, provided that other statutory requirements are met. This provisional patent protection also serves to supplement Anthony Nak’s existing rights under copyright, trademark and trade dress laws.
“Our objective is to protect the unique and innovative process and designs that we have painstakingly developed and that have been very well received in the marketplace,” Camargo said.